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Morningside Park

The Daily Plant : Tuesday, April 8, 2003


New York City’s parks were swept back into the winter when an unusually late snowstorm blanketed the north east with three to six inches of snow yesterday. But while most stayed indoors, the daffodils stood their ground. From Staten Island’s Clove Lakes Park to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade to Morningside Park, the daffodils were golden bits of spring in a winter-white landscape.


You may have heard about the new test to be a New York City tour guide. In keeping with this updated exam, Parks & Recreation thought we would offer our own mini Parks quiz, just for fun. Choose the best possible answers. Look for the answer key in tomorrow’s Daily Plant.

1.) What is the total number of parks and playgrounds under Parks & Recreation?

  1. 942
  2. 600
  3. 1,726
  4. 2,405
  5. 2.) How many houses within the Historic House Trust are currently open to the public?

    A) 16
    B) 41
    C) 20
    D) 9

    3.) When did Seward Park, the nation’s first municipally built playground, open?

    A) 1704
    B) 1861
    C) 1895
    D) 1903

    4.) How many gallons of water are used to fill Astoria Pool?

    1. 7 million
    2. 2.3 million
    3. 800,000
    4. 1.4 million

    5.) Who is the lead sponsor of the 57th Annual Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday, April 19 in Central Park?

    A) Hormel Deli
    B) Newmark Real Estate
    C) Starburst Jelly Beans
    4) Egglands Best

    6.) What is the name of the only lighthouse under the jurisdiction of Parks & Recreation?

    A) Jeffrey’s Hook Lighthouse - "Little Red Lighthouse"
    B) Sam’s Anchor Lighthouse - "Little Red Lighthouse"
    C) Manhattan’s Oldest Lighthouse - "Little Red Lighthouse"
    D) Smith Hook Lighthouse - "Little Red Lighthouse"

    7.) What is the total acreage to date of City parkland?

    A) 28,634 acres
    B) 20,000 acres
    C) 14,000 acres
    D) 35,000 acres


    "Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum."

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.


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